The online instrument and bow auction house is offering five awards of $5,000 for innovative string-based projects


Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio is expanding its Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants scheme in 2016, offering five awards of $5,000 each for innovative string-based projects. Launched in 2015, the programme offers funding and publicity for one-off creative endeavours, shaped and driven by young artists.

‘We are calling on you to be entrepreneurs, producers, communicators, finance managers and of course…musicians,’ reads the Tarisio website. ‘We have kept the brief as open as possible. You will need to devise and execute a string-focused project that is both creative in concept and artistically of the highest level.’

Applications will this year be judged by violinist Lisa Batiashvili, cellist Gautier Capuçon and Carnegie Hall director of artistic planning Jeremy Geffen ‘on grounds of originality, innovation and artistic merit, as well as demonstration of a detailed communications strategy and a strongly project-managed schedule’.

For more information and to apply, visit the Tarisio website.